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TCBCast 070: Elvis Novelty Songs

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 06/12/2019

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, the guys present an abbreviated episode with news about Elvis' official photographer Ed Bonja passing away, and possibly new Elvis footage in Ken Burns' Country Music documentary. During Song of the Week, Justin tackles the many versions of Elvis' famous 1964 ode to Sin City, and Gurdip delves into the history behind "Trying to Get To You," including a surprising adaptation by members of the Beatles! Next week, we will be taking a close look at the life and music of one of Elvis' biggest influences, Clyde McPhatter, including his time as a member of Billy Ward & The Dominoes,...

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This week, the guys sit down to talk about Elvis' April 1956 engagement at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, including an unusually excellent quality recording of the final performance. Then during Song of the Week, Gurdip starts off strong with a massive 1960 hit for Elvis until Justin hijacks the discussion to take issue with Malcolm Gladwell's psychoanalytic analysis of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Finally, Justin curves and swerves onto the "Speedway" where he highlights a hard-rocking metal cover version of the title track to the 1968 flick. Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip: Are You...

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This week, Justin & Gurdip set the needle and crank the volume on the first album Elvis released after returning from the Army, "Elvis is Back!" While Gurdip ponders if it is in fact Elvis' best album, Justin asserts that it's Elvis' best "50s" R&B showing. Then for Song of the Week, Justin takes us to church to solemnly deep dive the history behind "Stand By Me" while Gurdip would rather invite you into his "Beach Shack" to see his etchings. Featured Songs of the Week Justin: Stand by Me Gurdip: Beach Shack

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Inspired by Live 1969's rarer recordings, Justin & Gurdip highlight 10 rarely-heard one-off performances Elvis gave throughout his career as a live performer. There's plenty of Elvis Week news and listener feedback to react to, but the biggest news of Elvis Week comes in a mid-episode flash-forward as the guys jump back in to record their initial impressions of Netflix' "Agent King" announcement. Gurdip disappears partway through trivia and then for Song of the Week, Gurdip highlights yet another doo-wop favorite while Justin finds interesting Elvis connections in Patsy Cline's massive...

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It's been 42 years this week since Elvis passed away in 1977, so for the 77th episode of TCBCast, Justin and Jaime Kay, co-host of The Jungle Room Podcast, sit down for the biggest Elvis-related crossover since the Million Dollar Quartet! From life as younger Elvis fans, to viewing Elvis as a person vs an icon; from factoids about his movies to the fandom's subsections, and how Elvis might want to be remembered, nothing is off the table in this discussion! Then, for Song of the Week, Jaime tells us all about what makes "One Night of Sin" so steamy while Justin digs into a rarely-heard 1974...

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Just hold your horses, it's not another movie review right away, but Gurdip is going on vacation, so we're doing a simplified episode with no main topic this week, just news, trivia and Song of the Week. We discuss news about the Live 1969 set, Austin Butler, Lisa Marie and Gurdip fails epically at trivia. For Song of the Week, Justin highlights Elvis jamming out a Beatles rocker, and Gurdip takes a closer look at the one pop tune from "Wild in the Country." Next week we will have a special guest for Elvis Week!! It'll be an episode of TCBCast you won't want to miss! ***Note: This episode...

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This week, we wrap up our film review of 1956's "Love Me Tender," debate if Elvis' character Clint Reno is an antagonist, and whether the film holds up. Then, Gurdip gets gollied up in a cane and a high starched collar for his Song of the Week, while Justin highlights a 1958 country ballad home recording that includes an unusual cover version - by Vernon Presley, Elvis' dad! All this & more in this week's TCBCast! Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip - A Cane & A High Starched Collar Justin - I'm Beginning to Forget You

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In this packed episode, Justin & Gurdip react to the news that Austin Butler will play Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic, respond to listener feedback, remember legendary Elvis expert, collector and author Ger Rijff, then dig into the history behind Elvis' 1956 feature film debut, "Love Me Tender" before examining the film itself closer - which will be continued, along with Song of the Week, next week!

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip discuss the latest Elvis news including casting rumors for Baz Luhrmann's biopic and the newly announced 69 sets. Then, inspired by fan backlash over the American Sound digital release's cover art, the guys discuss the worst and best of Elvis' album covers. Gurdip gets challenged to a massive America-themed trivia question and later, he takes a deeper look at why "Fools Fall in Love," following up and fleshing out an earlier guest Song of the Week, while Justin talks about the good times. Featured Songs of the Week: Justin: Talk About the Good Times Gurdip: Fools Fall in...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip look to the silver screen for some of their favorite or most interesting sightings of Elvis songs in major feature films. Then, Gurdip says "I Gotta Know" everything about a 1960 B-side and Justin picks a movie title tune Gurdip would never have guessed in a million years, then follows up with a fascinating "what if" scenario highlighting a poppy alternate song that Elvis could have cut. Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip: I Gotta Know Justin: Clambake

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It's the silly hour again as Justin & Gurdip go through some of the strangest, funniest or interesting Elvis-themed novelty songs out there. We have our first ever Trivia victory and then for Song of the Week, Gurdip goes laughing at some people in the park and doesn't bother to explain while Justin, Elvis and Jerry Reed tell us all about "A Thing Called Love."

****Note: This episode features some historical recordings that feature brief explicit lyrics.****


Featured Songs of the Week:
Gurdip - The Next Step is Love
Justin - A Thing Called Love